Anger as some NHS staff see wages fall to match that of new colleagues
NURSES have condemnded health bosses after they were forced to take a pay cut following the merger of city hospital trusts.
‘Bank’ nurses who worked at Birmingham’s former Heart of England NHS Hospitals Trust saw their hourly weekend rate reduced to match the pay rate of new colleagues at the Queen Elizabeth Hopsital, in Edgbaston.
Now the nurses at Good Hope, Solihull and Heartlands hospitals – who are temporary staff with regular shifts – say that the changes could them out of the industry.
One said: “Nobody is happy about it, and some people have even talked about looking for work elsewhere. People are saying they would get better rates at Lidl.” force